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Discussion in 'Louisiana Flyway Forum' started by borntohunt, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Hell naw, my blind is BYOB.
     
  2. Steel3's

    Steel3's Elite Refuge Member

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    111,000 with pintails (41,000), canvasbacks (32,000), and ringnecks (32,000) the most abundant species. They were stacked up at the south end, but pretty light elsewhere.
     
  3. Deck III

    Deck III Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the reply, sorry for the mix up on the other post
     
  4. Duck Enticer

    Duck Enticer Elite Refuge Member

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    Mizzou was an eye opener. State conservation areas (Multiple) that plant corn and flood the water right up to it. And when the ducks eat that corn they flood the water some more so the ducks can reach the higher corn. 20K Mallards sit on the refuge area of about a 2,000 acre area until hunting ends at 1 and then molest the corn till the next day. Place is hunted every day, but birds never leave. Why should they, they have deep water and all the food they could ever want. It is definitely unnatural for an area that receives about 20-30 inches a year.
     
  5. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Part of the reason mallards don’t come to LA any more right there.
     
  6. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Ducks just bounce from semo to nea to west ky and west tn depending on water and food.

    No rhyme or reason they will show up at Reelfoot or in semo one day and be gone the next. Plus we are training them to go nocturnal.
     

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